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Buddhist Activities

During the European Tours, Ngari Khangtsen's monks can perform:

 

Sand Mandalas

 

Tormas

Rituals and Prayers (Shabten)

Cutting off the Truly Existent ‘I’ (Chöd)

The Tibetan Chöd translates as cutting, severing and/or dismemberment, terms to be understood mainly in a symbolic and/or psychological sense (as a radical liberation from one’s ego and all that it usually fears). The Chöd practice was inspired by the teachings of the Indian adept Phadampa Sangye (c. 1045-1117), and its adherents regard the Prajnaparamita Sutra as the school’s most important sacred text. 

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to heal mental and physical sickness, remove karmic obstacles to spiritual growth, and address human suffering.

Time needed: this can be a short 15 min. puja performed also during ‘‘The Breath of Ngari’’.
Minimum suggested donation: 6€/entrance during public event, 250€ for a private event.

 

Prayers (Pujas)

Khangtsen monks can perform the following pujas:
Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menlha) for health and healing.
Cittamani Tara (Dolchok) for fulfilling wishes.
Hayagriva (Tam drin sang) for overcoming inner egotism and outer obstructions.
Seven Limb (Chutrul de ramne) for gaining merit.
Purification (Jab Thru) for removing obstacles or negative karma.
Prayers for the dead, for those who died in order to receiving a higher rebirth.

Other prayers may be considered upon requested.
Minimum suggested donation: depend upon the puja and the size of the audience.

 

Divinations (Mo)

Tibetan Buddhism is endowed with predictive methods (Mo) based on the power and wisdom of the teachings of the Buddha. Even today, before taking important decisions or during periods of life transition Tibetans use these methods of divination. There are two popular methods of performing mo, one uses the throwing of dice and the other involves counting beads on a rosary. The power of these divinations is dependent on the meditational deity with which they are connected (Manjushri, Tara, Vajrapani, Paldhen Lhamo, the Five Dakinis). 

Question of almost any nature may be asked (question are usually associated to yes or no answers). After which the lama would offer a prognosis in which; pujas, prayer, or practices may be recommended in order to create a favorable outcome or resolve the problem at hand.

Time: about 15 mn.
Minimum suggested donation: 40€

 

Sutra recitations

Traditionally in Tibet and also these days people invite monks to their house to eliminate obstacles and to accumulate virtuous karma, in order to get positive results.
For this aim the Ngari khnagtsen monks can recite different buddhist scriptures, for example:

The Prajnaparamitasutra in 8000 verses: three monks recite for one day or one monk recites in three days :

Time needed: one to three days.
Minimal donation suggested: 350€ (plus food and lodging).

The Prajnaparamitasutra in 12 volumes: the recitation of this fundamental sutra eliminates obstacles and brings vast blessings. It is said that merely having a set of volumes of this text on one’s altar is a source of great benefit.

Time needed: six monks for four days.
Minimal donation suggested: 500€ (plus food and lodging).

The Golden Light Sutra: merely hearing this sutra brings numerous benefits (like avoiding rebirths in the lower realms, receiving help from higher beings, asf.) and purifies so much negative karma.

Time needed: one monk for four hours
Minimal donation suggested: 100€.

The Diamond Cutter Sutra: is one of the principal texts of the great vehicle and one of the most beneficial practices, as it explains how to cut the root of cyclic existence, the ignorance grasping at a true existence of persons and phenomena (although in reality they are ‘empty’ of such a mode of existence).

Time needed: one monk for about four hours.
Minimal donation suggested: 100€.

 

House and Workplace Blessing

Ngari Khangtsen monks will be available for private home and business blessing pujas to eliminate obstacles and bring posperity upon request. 

Time: about 30mn.
Minimum suggested donation: 120€.

 

Ngari Khangtsen Europe-Tour

The Ngari Khangtsen European Tour is organized by The Friends of Ngari Khangtsen, a french association created to support the different projects of the Ngari Khangtsen.
 

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